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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2720 on: November 21, 2016, 11:52:53 AM »
For me I just get the feeling Korean cuisine was made to avoid starving to death, rather than pretty much every other cultures cuisine that was made for both not starving to death and enjoyment.


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« Reply #2721 on: November 21, 2016, 12:23:16 PM »
For me I just get the feeling Korean cuisine was made to avtoid starving to death, rather than pretty much every other cultures cuisine that was made for both not starving to death and enjoyment.

I like to point out that France has also suffered war and starvation, but when peace and wealth returned they STOPPED eating the gross stuff.


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« Reply #2722 on: November 21, 2016, 12:32:43 PM »
For me I just get the feeling Korean cuisine was made to avoid starving to death, rather than pretty much every other cultures cuisine that was made for both not starving to death and enjoyment.

You clearly don't understand the culinary subtleties of mountain grass, dog meat stew.

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« Reply #2723 on: November 21, 2016, 01:06:12 PM »
It's truly disheartening to listen to the KT make the kids recite entire dialogues on a solo basis.

"Hi Andy I'm Duri Hello Duri I'm Uju Hi Tori Bye What's this? It's a dog. What's that it's a bird. Hi Andy! Happy Birthday. This is for you. Thank you.... (and so on and so on)"

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2724 on: November 21, 2016, 01:18:55 PM »
For me I just get the feeling Korean cuisine was made to avoid starving to death, rather than pretty much every other cultures cuisine that was made for both not starving to death and enjoyment.

You clearly don't understand the culinary subtleties of mountain grass, dog meat stew.

Korean food would fit better in the bottom half, than top half of cuisines, but there are reasons, both in and out of their control that made it so.

Cold climate means less good stuff grows. Isolationism means their food has less variety and fewer tasty dimensions.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2725 on: November 21, 2016, 01:35:21 PM »
For me I just get the feeling Korean cuisine was made to avtoid starving to death, rather than pretty much every other cultures cuisine that was made for both not starving to death and enjoyment.

I like to point out that France has also suffered war and starvation, but when peace and wealth returned they STOPPED eating the gross stuff.
Although we have refrigerators and freezers, etc.  Many still preserve things in more antiquated ways due to tradition and custom.

My grandfather loved lutefisk, though there was no longer a need to soak cod in poison.

We all have odd eating habits and traditions.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2726 on: November 21, 2016, 01:54:43 PM »
For me I just get the feeling Korean cuisine was made to avtoid starving to death, rather than pretty much every other cultures cuisine that was made for both not starving to death and enjoyment.

I like to point out that France has also suffered war and starvation, but when peace and wealth returned they STOPPED eating the gross stuff.

I would like to point out that your comparison is absolutely terrible lol. First of all, France's land is MUCH better at growing things. France has probably the best land in Europe for farming. While Korea has mountains lol. Mountains, while good for defending your homeland, don't provide the best farming lands. Also, France's land borders many other countries. This provides opportunites for new foods, ideas, and all that other good stuff. Also, France's "down time" is nothing compared to South Korea's "down time".

Some criticial thinking and a tiny bit of knowledge about both countries goes a long way  :P

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« Reply #2727 on: November 21, 2016, 01:57:27 PM »
When I hear people making blanket statements about food here in Korea, it sounds exactly like the ignorant local who believes that the only foods in western countries are spaghetti, hamburgers and pizza.

Korean food doesn't have a huge palette of flavours in the way many other countries' foods do, but it's definitely not some sort of boorish, unsophisticated slop.

If Korean BBQ and 분식 are what you're evaluating Korean food on, you're really missing out.




Also, Philly cream cheese is available on Gmarket. I ate some this morning. It was delicious and cheap.

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« Reply #2728 on: November 21, 2016, 02:04:17 PM »
Also, Philly cream cheese is available on Gmarket. I ate some this morning. It was delicious and cheap.
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« Reply #2729 on: November 21, 2016, 02:14:22 PM »
For me I just get the feeling Korean cuisine was made to avtoid starving to death, rather than pretty much every other cultures cuisine that was made for both not starving to death and enjoyment.

I like to point out that France has also suffered war and starvation, but when peace and wealth returned they STOPPED eating the gross stuff.

I would like to point out that your comparison is absolutely terrible lol. First of all, France's land is MUCH better at growing things. France has probably the best land in Europe for farming. While Korea has mountains lol. Mountains, while good for defending your homeland, don't provide the best farming lands. Also, France's land borders many other countries. This provides opportunites for new foods, ideas, and all that other good stuff. Also, France's "down time" is nothing compared to South Korea's "down time".

Some criticial thinking and a tiny bit of knowledge about both countries goes a long way  :P

I'm not arguing with those points, and there are some Korean meals I quite enjoy.

There is just no reason that potato stems should be offered to me as often as they are!



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« Reply #2730 on: November 21, 2016, 02:16:23 PM »
Also, Philly cream cheese is available on Gmarket. I ate some this morning. It was delicious and cheap.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2731 on: November 21, 2016, 02:22:20 PM »
For me I just get the feeling Korean cuisine was made to avoid starving to death, rather than pretty much every other cultures cuisine that was made for both not starving to death and enjoyment.

Whenever I google a Korean dish to learn more about it, this is true more often than not!

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« Reply #2732 on: November 21, 2016, 02:38:09 PM »
Also, Philly cream cheese is available on Gmarket. I ate some this morning. It was delicious and cheap.
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Ain't nothing poison about that cream cheese life, bruh.

Unless it's like strawberry cream cheese. Ew.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2733 on: November 21, 2016, 02:54:19 PM »
When I hear people making blanket statements about food here in Korea, it sounds exactly like the ignorant local who believes that the only foods in western countries are spaghetti, hamburgers and pizza.

Korean food doesn't have a huge palette of flavours in the way many other countries' foods do, but it's definitely not some sort of boorish, unsophisticated slop.

If Korean BBQ and 분식 are what you're evaluating Korean food on, you're really missing out.




Also, Philly cream cheese is available on Gmarket. I ate some this morning. It was delicious and cheap.

Sounds like a lot of Korean food.
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2734 on: November 21, 2016, 02:54:34 PM »
My sister in law too will eat the whole damn shimp - head, shell, tail and all without a problem, but she refuses to eat the apple/grape/peach/etc skin lol. Hell, I've even seen her gnaw on crab legs too.

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« Reply #2735 on: November 21, 2016, 02:58:39 PM »
When I hear people making blanket statements about food here in Korea, it sounds exactly like the ignorant local who believes that the only foods in western countries are spaghetti, hamburgers and pizza.

Korean food doesn't have a huge palette of flavours in the way many other countries' foods do, but it's definitely not some sort of boorish, unsophisticated slop.

If Korean BBQ and 분식 are what you're evaluating Korean food on, you're really missing out.


It's not about the huge palette of flavours. It's about the refinement and complexity of the finished product. No one is judging Korean food on BBQ etc. But it's very difficult to find a Korean recipe that challenges my cooking ability, and I am by no means the worlds greatest cook.

The other problem is that only in Korea is "please understand our culture" a thing. Every where else Korean food and culture is simply judged on it's merits (or lack of).

This is pretty much what happens when someone who doesn't understand the Korean sensitivity to their food, and that is basically everyone in the world. Ok, sure it's airline food, but swamp soup, and stuff... yerh, we all know what they are talking about.

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2736 on: November 21, 2016, 03:26:56 PM »
When I hear people making blanket statements about food here in Korea, it sounds exactly like the ignorant local who believes that the only foods in western countries are spaghetti, hamburgers and pizza.

Korean food doesn't have a huge palette of flavours in the way many other countries' foods do, but it's definitely not some sort of boorish, unsophisticated slop.

If Korean BBQ and 분식 are what you're evaluating Korean food on, you're really missing out.




Also, Philly cream cheese is available on Gmarket. I ate some this morning. It was delicious and cheap.

You can't compare people who actually live here and have to eat Korean food everyday  to the ignorant people who have never left their country.

But honestly, I wish BBQ and 분식 were all I had to evaluate Korean food on. Unfortunately I've been presented slop full of animal innards that would be considered garbage in other countries almost anytime I try to get a taste of the "real stuff."

Please tell us what amazing delectable dishes Koreans are hiding from us. I'd really like to know, because I'm tired of eating the same stuff over and over again or be faced with feeling like I'm eating peasant food. What are some quality foods that aren't soggy vegetables, covered in hot pepper sauce, or meat that's more than just gristle/fat/random bones sticking out everywhere (because apparently Koreans don't know how to properly butcher an animal)??

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« Reply #2737 on: November 21, 2016, 04:00:08 PM »
When I hear people making blanket statements about food here in Korea, it sounds exactly like the ignorant local who believes that the only foods in western countries are spaghetti, hamburgers and pizza.

Korean food doesn't have a huge palette of flavours in the way many other countries' foods do, but it's definitely not some sort of boorish, unsophisticated slop.

If Korean BBQ and 분식 are what you're evaluating Korean food on, you're really missing out.




Also, Philly cream cheese is available on Gmarket. I ate some this morning. It was delicious and cheap.

You can't compare people who actually live here and have to eat Korean food everyday  to the ignorant people who have never left their country.

But honestly, I wish BBQ and 분식 were all I had to evaluate Korean food on. Unfortunately I've been presented slop full of animal innards that would be considered garbage in other countries almost anytime I try to get a taste of the "real stuff."

Please tell us what amazing delectable dishes Koreans are hiding from us. I'd really like to know, because I'm tired of eating the same stuff over and over again or be faced with feeling like I'm eating peasant food. What are some quality foods that aren't soggy vegetables, covered in hot pepper sauce, or meat that's more than just gristle/fat/random bones sticking out everywhere (because apparently Koreans don't know how to properly butcher an animal)??

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2738 on: November 21, 2016, 04:09:05 PM »
For me I just get the feeling Korean cuisine was made to avtoid starving to death, rather than pretty much every other cultures cuisine that was made for both not starving to death and enjoyment.

I like to point out that France has also suffered war and starvation, but when peace and wealth returned they STOPPED eating the gross stuff.

Erm... snails, pate (minced liver) Foie Grois (essentially Goose hapatitis), Cow's tongue, Tetines (cow's udders), calf pancreas.  I could go on, but there is no point.  All culture keep "peasant food" even after prosperity has arrived.  Frankly, i think they are the best examples of a culture food.  Give me haggis or a hotpot over a quiche anyday!

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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #2739 on: November 21, 2016, 04:11:54 PM »
When I hear people making blanket statements about food here in Korea, it sounds exactly like the ignorant local who believes that the only foods in western countries are spaghetti, hamburgers and pizza.

Korean food doesn't have a huge palette of flavours in the way many other countries' foods do, but it's definitely not some sort of boorish, unsophisticated slop.

If Korean BBQ and 분식 are what you're evaluating Korean food on, you're really missing out.




You can't compare people who actually live here and have to eat Korean food everyday  to the ignorant people who have never left their country.

But honestly, I wish BBQ and 분식 were all I had to evaluate Korean food on. Unfortunately I've been presented slop full of animal innards that would be considered garbage in other countries almost anytime I try to get a taste of the "real stuff."

Please tell us what amazing delectable dishes Koreans are hiding from us. I'd really like to know, because I'm tired of eating the same stuff over and over again or be faced with feeling like I'm eating peasant food. What are some quality foods that aren't soggy vegetables, covered in hot pepper sauce, or meat that's more than just gristle/fat/random bones sticking out everywhere (because apparently Koreans don't know how to properly butcher an animal)??

I mean, obviously you can't compare people who've never left their countries to those who are living here in Korea and still complaining about the food. At least the person who's never left his or her country has an excuse for their ignorance.

But, back to you.

Korean BBQ is the lowest common denominator of food here. 95% of the time it's pleasantly edible, and that's it. At the end of the day, it's really just mediocre quality meat usually overcooked over fire. And 분식 is literally just Korean fast food.

I bolded your bit about 'peasant food' that you seemed to use like an insult. What's wrong with peasant food? Do you hate shepherd's pie? What about eggs? Sausages? Tacos? These are all peasant food, too. Not having a high-class origin story has no bearing on a food's quality.

You want foods that aren't vegetables, and don't have 고추장 or 고춧가루. Okay. That's kind of like going to North America and asking for foods that don't have onions or garlic, or going to India and turning your nose up at anything with cumin in it.

I don't really think there's anything I can suggest that you would like. Sorry. I really wish I could, but... yeah.

 

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